In 2015, Fresno State’s School of Nursing was ranked among the best 25 nursing programs in the nation (Nurse Journal Western Rankings for America’s Best Nursing Schools). Fresno State ranked No. 24 out of 442 other nursing programs nationwide. 

Program Objectives

The overall objectives of the program are to help students learn to apply advanced theory and practice with advanced skills in complex client and community systems. The graduate degree program will be balanced around a framework of several key elements:

  • Analysis of nursing phenomena through implementation of the research process and the application of conceptual models of nursing.
  • Demonstration and application of advanced nursing concepts with individual family and community systems through implementation of Neuman’s Health Care Systems Model.
  • Contribution to the advancement of nursing practice and research through analysis, synthesis, application and extension of nursing conceptual models.
  • Advancement of professional role performance by implementing concepts of collaboration, consultancy, teaching, leadership and research in nursing practice.